Essex Police has set up a plane enthusiasts scheme at Stansted
Not all UK airports have such a scheme but due to popular
demand PC Richard McDade and PCSO Sue Southgate have set up Plane
Watch at Stansted.
Plane Watch is completely free of charge and gives members
the chance to enjoy a hobby and help police protect the
airport from criminals and terrorist activity.
Members are given a welcome pack, lanyard
and identification card which they will be asked to
show upon request from any police officer, police community support
officer or member of airport security staff while at
If you would like to apply for Plane Watch, you'll need to complete
an application form and send two passport size
photographs, photo identification in the form of a photocopy
of a passpost or driving licence and confirmation of home address
such as a photocopy of a utility bill.
Essex Police will then carry out a number of checks on the
details you provide. We reserve the right to refuse
applications without explanation.
The identification card strictly prohibits members
gaining access to any restricted area within the airport. It does
not give members any additional rights over any other
member of the public. However it does show your enthusiasm in
helping us to protect the airport from criminals and defeat
terrorist threats against aviation.
By joining the scheme, Pc Richard McDade and PCSO Sue
Southgate will be able to keep in touch by e-mail or letter to let
you know how you can help. They'll let you know what
they're looking for and who you can contact to report anything
Pc McDade and PCSO Southgate intend to hold a meeting twice
a year at Stansted Airport where you'll able to raise any
aviation enthusiast issues you may have with Essex Police and
Becoming a member
Thank you for your interest in Plane Watch.
To become a member, please print off and complete the
and return it to the address below with two passport size
photographs, photograph identification and a confirmation or your
Pc Richard McDade and PCSO Sue Southgate
Stansted Airport Plane Watch Scheme
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